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Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting through the McCamish School of Business. The program will permit students to work in business, government and nonprofit organizations.

 

Are You Ready To...

• Spend up to five years in school if you want to become a CPA
• Use accounting information systems
• Learn to prepare tax filings
• Study tax law
• Evaluate a company’s efficiency and profitability
• Create and analyze balance sheets
• Learn to use GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles)

 

It Helps To Be...

• A good oral and written communicator
• A critical thinker with logical analysis and problem solving skills
• Able to work alone and as part of a team
• Attentive to detail
• Proficient with technology
They should enjoy:
• Having clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities
• Developing innovative solutions to problems
• Directing the activities of others

 

Work Environment

Most accountants work full time in an office setting. In 2010, one in five worked more than 40 hours per week. Longer hours are typical at certain times of the year, such as at the end of the budget year or during tax season.

 

Knowledge Base

• Economics & Accounting
• Mathematics
• English Language
• Clerical
• Computers & Electronics
• Administration & Mgmt
• Customer & Personal Service
• Law & Government

 

Employment Websites

Accounting.com

Financial Job Bank

Jobs in the Money

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

American Society of Women Accountants

Institute of Internal Auditors

National Associations of Black Accountants

What Can I Do with A Degree in Accounting?

If you're a big baseball fan, you know that keeping track of how well your favorite team plays and predicting how it will do in the future is part of the fun. In businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits, accountants often engage in very similar activity. Not simply bean counters, accountants analyze financial information and consult with upper management about important business decisions. Of course, some accountants also keep the books, recording every financial transaction. Accounting majors learn how to gather, record, analyze, interpret, and communicate information about an individual's or organization's financial performance and risks.

Related Careers

Click the job titles below for further information

Accountant

Actuary

Appraiser

Auditor

Loan Officer

Bond Broker

Budget Analyst

CPA

Chief Financial
Manager

Commodities
Trader

Consultant

Controller

Cost Accountant

Credit Analyst

Data Processing Auditor

Economist

Educator

Financial Analyst

Financial Examiner

Info Systems
Specialist

Insurance Adjuster

Insurance Agent

Internal Auditor

Internal Revenue Agent

Internal Trade
Specialist

Inventory Control Specialist

Investment Banker

Loan Officer

Management Accountant

Management
Consultant

Materials Manager

Operations Manager

Payroll Manager

Pension Fund
Manager

Plant Accountant

Property
Accountant

Purchasing Agent

Research Analyst

Risk Manager

Stock Broker

Tax Preparer

Treasurer

Treasury Mgmt. Specialist

Underwriter

Venture Capitalist

Potential Employers

Click the links below for further information

Banks

Credit Unions

Insurance
Companies

Brokerage Houses

Engineering Firms

Pharmaceutical Companies

Chemical
Manufacturers

Finance Companies

Private Accounting Firms

Colleges/
Universities

Food Manufacturers

Public Accounting Firms

Construction Firms

High Technology
Firms

Transportation Companies

Consulting Firms

Hospitals

Wholesale/Retail Operations

Army Finance and Accounting Center

Export-Import Bank of the U.S.

Int'l. Trade Admin.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation

National Credit Union Admin.

Bureau of the Public Debt

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Office of the Comptroller of the
Currency

Commodity Futures Trading
Commission

Federal Trade
Commission

Dept of Banking & Insurance

Financial Management Service

Dept. of Labor and Workforce
Development

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

General Accounting Office

Office of the State Auditor

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

Health Care Financing Administration

Securities and Exchange
Commission

Dept. of the
Treasury

Internal Revenue Service

Small Business Administration

Strategies

• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Earn good grades. Grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person’s work ethic
• Develop strong communication, time management and interpersonal skills
• Join student organizations or participate in volunteer opportunities to enhance leadership skills
• Public accounting firms hire candidates who meet the educational requirements for sitting for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam: 150 hours of education including 24 hours of accounting, i.e. the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in accounting
• Certifications available through the Institute of Internal Auditors or the Institute of Management Accountants may increase job marketability in some areas of accounting

Campus Contacts

Dr. Donald Wilson
Interim Dean of the McCamish School of Business
Office: 770-720-5953
DDW@reinhardt.edu